The Yale School of Public Health
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Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH)
Institute for Pandemic Prevention
Rapid Response Fund
The Rapid Response Fund provides support to enable Yale faculty and students to respond to emergent public health threats around the world in real time. Immediate emergency public health funding is crucial to life-saving interventions. With this support, the fund seeks to bridge the gap and connect passionate donors with faculty and students on the front lines of these ever-evolving crises. The Rapid Response Fund at YSPH seeks to bridge the gap and connect passionate donors with faculty and students on the front lines of these ever-evolving crises.
Yale Center on Climate Change and Health (YCCCH)
InnovateHealth Yale (IHY)
Named Endowments for School and Faculty Leadership
Deanship, Yale School of Public Health
Opportunity: $10 million.
Deanship and resource fund.
Opportunity: $3 million.
YSPH seeks to fund innovative new approaches to major challenges in the field. Innovation funds enable early-career researchers to conduct pilot studies, generating feasibility data and providing proof of concept. Pilot studies help investigators obtain external grants from the NIH and other governmental and private sources.
Innovation Funds for Junior Faculty
Opportunity: $1 million.
YSPH seeks to fund innovative new approaches to major challenges in the field. Innovation funds enable early-career researchers to conduct pilot studies, generating feasibility data and providing proof of concept. Pilot studies help investigators obtain external grants from the NIH and other governmental and private sources and are especially helpful for junior faculty whose careers are just beginning.
Scholarships, Internships and Doctoral Fellowships
Debt-free Education for YSPH Students
The school aims to make a Yale Public Health education debt-free. Philanthropic gifts can help the school to realize its goal to launch graduates quickly into the public health careers of their choosing, regardless of compensation level and without the burden of loan repayment.
Opportunities start from $50,000 and above and $250,000 for directed scholarships.
Students enroll in the School of Public Health to improve the health of communities, not to enter lucrative careers. Their ability to live out their high ideals is directly related to our ability to provide financial aid. Financial aid endowments help reduce our students’ debt burden and clears the way for their important work tomorrow. Almost half our students borrow to fund their study at YSPH, and graduates who borrow average more than $60,000 in debt over the course of their program.
Opportunities start from $100,000 for an endowment, or current use gifts of $5,000 and above.
A cornerstone of public health training at the YSPH is the summer internship. During the summer between their first and second years, students spend 10 to 12 weeks working with an organization, typically a not-for-profit agency or group. Endowed funds to provide permanent support are needed. Outright gifts of $5,000 or more can support a student’s need for an entire summer.
Opportunity: $2 million
The YSPH PhD program is extremely competitive, ranked among the top 3 within schools of public health in the US. However, multiple outstanding PhD candidates must be turned away each year due to inadequate funding. With increased support, YSPH could admit more of these future faculty leaders. Aside from advancing academic research in their chosen fields of study, doctoral students support MPH students with research and dissertations and provide essential assistance to YSPH faculty in support of their research.
Outright Support for Departments and Programs
Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
U.S. Health Justice Concentration
LGBTQ Health, Stigma and Health Disparities
Mobile Mental Health Interventions
Service to Connecticut: Community Impact through Evidence-based Practice and Innovation
Data Sciences at YSPH
The world faces numerous existential threats to public health that are not strictly addressed through medical progress — from climate change, gun violence and food insecurity to systemic racism and a burgeoning aging population. The constellation of data science experts at YSPH can help assess and address these risks with cutting-edge forecasting and mitigation strategies. Data science allows YSPH researchers to modulate risks to public’s health through the application of biostatistics, health informatics, implementation science and modeling using “big data.” Learn more here.
- YSPH Modeling Program: YSPH is home to some of the world’s leading experts in public health modeling. Our highly skilled scientists use mathematical modeling to understand infectious disease transmission and epidemic trajectories. Modeling can also be used to predict the impact of disease-mitigation strategies and policies to help guide the allocation of health resources. Machine learning and artificial intelligence bring exciting new tools to the field, where they are being used for economic and social science health assessments within health and insurance systems.
- Health Informatics: Health Informatics at YSPH addresses risks to public health with cutting-edge forecasting and mitigation using “big data” in many spheres: health, hospital, personal, census data, private sector billing, social media, weather, satellite, cell phone, surveillance, geographic information systems and more. Big data and novel health metrics pose unprecedented promise to motivate cross-disciplinary collaboration, provide a basis of training and save millions of lives around the world.
The HAPPY Initiative
More than 53% of our students rely on a grant or scholarship from YSPH to fund their studies. Contributions by alumni and others to the YSPH Alumni Fund relieve students of accumulated debt, inspiring them to work in communities around the world where they are needed most. Every dollar donated to the Fund makes a difference. Please make it possible for Yale School of Public Health students to pursue their academic aspirations by supporting financial aid through the Alumni Fund. Make a gift to the Alumni Fund. To learn more about the Fund, please contact Katherine Ingram at (203) 436-8562.
Are you an entrepreneur who wishes to help transform one day the future of medicine and health through philanthropy? A Founders Pledge empowers you to make plans to amplify your success once your venture has grown and performed. Learn more on the Founders Pledge page.
With a planned giving strategy, you can put your assets to work for the Yale School of Public Health while you and the School share in the benefits. To find out more about bequests, gifts of appreciated stock or real estate and annuity options, please visit the Office of Planned Giving.
To donate online, please visit the Yale Giving website.
Checks should be made payable to "Yale University" and mailed to:
Yale School of Public Health
P.O. Box 7611
New Haven, CT 06519-0611
For phone payments via Visa, Mastercard or American Express, please call (800) 395-7646 or (203) 432-5436.
For further information, contact Cornelia Evans, Senior Director for Development and Alumni Affairs at (203) 436-8544.